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Now displaying: April, 2023
Apr 26, 2023

Dr. Anja Loizaga-Velder, Co-Founder of Nierika, joins Paul F. Austin to explore the therapeutic nature of Ayahuasca & other plant medicines.

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This intimate in-person interview was recorded at Dr. Anja’s plant medicine retreat center in Mexico, just after Paul concluded his own 6-day Ayahuasca experience. Topics covered include: mental health from an indigenous perspective, Dr. Anja’s journey bridging Western medicine with traditional healing practices, and the current environmental and political struggles of indigenous healers in Mexico.

Dr. Anja Loizaga-Velder received her master’s degree in psychology (Dipl.-Psych.) from Koblenz-Landau University, Germany, and her doctorate in medical psychology (Dr.sc.hum.) from Heidelberg University, Germany. She is a psychotherapist specializing in humanistic and transpersonal psychology, the study of consciousness, music therapy, and ethnopsychotherapy.

Anja wrote both her master’s thesis and her doctoral thesis on the use of Ayahuasca for the treatment of addictions. She has published several articles in international academic journals and contributed book chapters on the topics of traditional medicine and mental health. She has been invited to exhibit her work in multiple international conferences. She is the Co-Founder of Nierika A.C. and director of psychotherapy and research at the Institute of Intercultural Medicine Nierika A.C. In addition, she is a professor and researcher in the postgraduate course in Medical and Health Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Highlights:

  • The story of Nierika.
  • The indigenous paradigm of healing and mental health.
  • Dr. Anja’s work with and research into therapeutic effects of plant medicine.
  • The political and environmental struggles of the Yaqui tribe and other indigenous healers in Mexico.
  • Dr. Anja’s advice to professionals seeking psychedelic therapy training.
  • Guiding principles for ethically working with plant medicine.
  • The therapeutic effects of Ayahuasca.

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Apr 17, 2023

Paul F. Austin is joined by writer/historian/philosopher Jules Evans to explore the need for ecstatic literacy in the third wave of psychedelics.

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Through sharing research, philosophy, and his own work, Jules invites a thoughtful examination of both sides of psychedelics—the light and the shadow. He points to the need for more awareness and research of challenging psychedelic experiences and offers a roadmap to improved ecstatic literacy in today’s culture.

Jules Evans is the director of the Challenging Psychedelic Experiences Project, the author of three books (Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations; The Art of Losing Control; Holiday from the Self) and the co-editor of Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency. He is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London.

Highlights:

  • The need for a balance between stoicism and ecstatic experience.
  • Inspirations from Aldous Huxley & other literary heroes.
  • Integrating psychedelics into an “ecstatically naive” Western culture.
  • Jules’s research on challenging psychedelic experiences.
  • The dark side of ketamine: risks of dependency and harm in a booming industry.
  • How culture can improve its ecstatic literacy.

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Apr 10, 2023

Jonathan Lu & Shauheen Etminan, founders of Magi Ancestral Supplements, join Paul F. Austin to discuss the rich world of beta-Carbolines.

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Jonathan & Shauheen are the co-founders of VCENNA, a drug discovery company that creates mental wellness solutions from psychoactive plants used ceremonially in Ancestral Eastern traditions. In this enchanting conversation, they share about their research and experimentation into Syrian rue and other near-forgotten plants, unpacking their rich historical and anthropological contexts. They explain the unique neurobiological and subjective effects of beta-Carbolines, including when combined with tryptamine-containing substances such as in an Ayahuasca brew. Paul F. Austin shares his own experiences with their formulation, Stard Deep Meditation Supplement.

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Highlights:

  • Jonathan & Shauheen’s ventures, VCENNA and Ancestral Magi.
  • Exploring forgotten divine potions, haoma, and soma, and the ancient and modern uses of Espand (Syrian rue).
  • Psychedelics, Buddhism, and meditation.
  • Exploring the physiological effects of beta-Carbolines.
  • Shauheen and Jonathan’s personal experiences with beta-Carbolines and psychedelics.

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Apr 3, 2023

Paul F. Austin welcomes JW Ross, founder & CEO of Botanic Tonics, to discuss his kava-kratom-based alcohol alternative, Feel Free.

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JW Ross is a lifelong innovator and inventor of Botanic Tonic’s “Feel Free” plant-based tonic. He started his career as a Texas oilman who experienced immense corporate success that was tainted with alcohol addiction. After hitting rock bottom and going to rehab, JW purged alcohol from his life and completely pivoted his career. He went on life-changing trips to the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, where he discovered botanical medicines whose ingredients have been used for centuries socially and for wellness. After discovering these plants, JW dedicated his life to finding an herbal solution that would replace alcohol and still give him a euphoric lift with positive impact. He home-tested many concoctions, finally finding the perfect recipe, which turned into the Feel Free tonic recipe.

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Highlights:

  • JW’s struggle with alcohol addiction, which led him on a search for alternative social lubricants.
  • How alcohol is an “outlier” among other ancient forms of social lubricants around the world.
  • Feel Free vs. alcohol.
  • Feel Free vs. cannabis.
  • Understanding kratom: types, processing, and effects.
  • Are kava and kratom addictive?
  • JW’s current research and legislative efforts with kava and kratom.
  • Kava tolerance, and JW’s thoughts on alcohol- vs. kava-drinking societies.
  • JW on sourcing ingredients and his vision for Botanic Tonics.

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